Trijicon has a new reflect sight coming out next year that hosts some features never seen before in a red dot sight. Some features are just improvements over the existing higher end red dots on the market, such as a much wider field of view and its a little smaller. The most innovative feature on the new Trijicon SRS is that it uses solar cells to extend battery life to a length of about 3 years on a single AA battery.
Along with a battery life that almost matches that of the Aimpoint line of red dots, it seems it is shorter than the EoTechs and has a greater field of view. Its stubbiness also eliminates that “tube-effect” view that’s common on red dot sights wither a longer tube. Here is the full press release from Trijicon on their new SRS:
October 10, 2011 – The profile length of the new Trijicon SRS™ is short and the advanced list of features is long, as the innovative products continue from Trijicon. The new Trijicon SRS (Sealed Reflex Sight) is a reflex-type sight with a unique optical design, housed in a body length of only 3.75 inches, that virtually eliminates the “tube-effect” common with other, competitive red dot sights. The result—a field of view that essentially provides no obstruction to shooters. That means lightning fast target engagements at CQB distances with no distraction from the shooter’s situational awareness. The SRS is ideal for military, law enforcement and recreational applications on a variety of firearm platforms from AR’s to shotguns.
Equally impressive is the technology built into powering a LED lighted 1.75 MOA aiming point that includes ten brightness settings – including three NVG settings. The SRS is powered by a solar panel and a single, common AA battery. This uniquely patented configuration allows the user years of illumination life from a single battery by offering an intuitive “solar assist”, that is, drawing on battery power only when the solar cell requires additional energy support for illumination based on ambient conditions.
The Trijicon SRS™ is built to endure the rigors of extreme in-the-field use and carries the same stringent testing requirements as the renowned Trijicon ACOG® line of sighting systems. Additional features include a parallax-free objective lens, an auto-locking, self-adjusting level mount and waterproof to fifty meters.
Military.com’s gearscout blog did a good write up with some good pics on the Trijicon which can be seen here. And here is their video: